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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bad initial process on global warming

In the face of massive budget cuts confronting Palo Alto city officials, the City Council this week took a time out to pass...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 32 comments | 2964 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman surprises burglar in her bedroom, leading to arrest

A suspected residential burglar and convicted car thief was surprised in the bedroom of a Palo Alto woman in her Sierra Court...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Set the Record Straight, on Dec 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 50 comments | 2945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by good grief, on Dec 19, 2009 at 11:40 am | 19 comments | 2963 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drunk-driving crackdown starts this weekend

Bay Area law-enforcement agencies Friday are kicking off a winter-holiday crackdown on drunk drivers this week by stepping...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by MADDC - Mad Against Drunk Driving Cops, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:18 am | 25 comments | 4069 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police auditors urge overall review of Taser use

Palo Alto police zapped an allegedly bellicose man with a Taser outside a bar early Saturday morning, two days after a police...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by mike, on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 3540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Decision on Paly portables postponed to Jan. 12

Palo Altans need another month or so to understand better why 13 portable classrooms should occupy the main quad at Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 8 comments | 2028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Win-win: energy savings + historical renovation

When Marc Porat walks the renewable-energy walk, he's serious about cutting back on his carbon footprint. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Monty Anderson, on Dec 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 2394 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lytton Plaza set for grand re-opening today

After three months of construction, the new Lytton Plaza will reopen this afternoon in a special ceremony featuring local...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters

Project Cornerstone Read the full letter here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12162 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by TipAndRing, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hotel, townhouses to replace Palo Alto Bowl

After serving Palo Alto for more than half a century, Palo Alto's only bowling alley will soon be demolished to make way...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by K-Mart, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:26 am | 98 comments | 4514 Views

SPORTS

Pritchard returns to a familiar position as Stanford's starting quarterback

Tavita Pritchard received a little more advance notice about his return as the Stanford starting quarterback, as opposed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Dec 18, 2009 at 4:51 am | 3 comments | 2311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases parking rules for the holidays

Palo Alto is relaxing its parking rules this holiday season to encourage more shopping at its retail districts. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Please, on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:37 am | 13 comments | 2181 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain officer's family speaks out at trial

Family members of East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May, who was fatally shot in the line of duty almost four years ago,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by In god we trust, on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 17 comments | 2332 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP officers hunt for asphalt-throwing assailant

Authorities are looking for the person who threw a chunk of asphalt onto a California Highway Patrol car in Mountain View...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2607 Views

SPORTS

Mann showing improvement at the point for Stanford men

Stanford sophomore guard Jarrett Mann has come a long way and still has room to grow. He didn't have a particularly good...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Gamer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal to Increase Hours Worked for Temporary Employees

The Consent Calendar on the City Council's December 14, 2009, agenda has a proposal to increase the number of hours a temporary...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Dec 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm | 5 comments | 1990 Views

AROUND TOWN

$15 charge by Green Waste for Private Streets

I received a notice from Public Works that Green Waste will be charging every household on a private street an extra $15/month...

Original post made by Nat on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by nat, on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 4 comments | 1834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garbage-fee hike for residents of narrow streets

Palo Alto's policy of allowing narrow, private streets in new developments will cost residents in the new subdivisions $180...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by nat, on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 19 comments | 2730 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in indecent exposure case

Police announced Wednesday that they have arrested the "noon duty aide" who allegedly exposed himself to an eighth grade...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 2595 Views

AROUND TOWN

The new traffic light to Paly

With the new traffic light only 5-6 cars can turn left into Paly from Embarcadero in the morning. Because of that, there...

Original post made by Michele on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by PA Commuter, on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:00 am | 59 comments | 4072 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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